Carnival 2012 in Puerto de la Cruz on the Canary Islands
Carnival in Tenerife!
The Carnival takes place every year in February. The Parade is the second biggest Carnival Celebration in the world after Rio de Janeiro. During the year the inhabitants of Tenerife prepare fancy dress costumes to wear during Carnivals. This year it starts on 12th, February. People dance to bands and everyone wears a stunning costume. The Carnival Queen has to be seen to be believed – her dress in on wheels it is so big! The streets are lined with colourful stalls selling local food and drink, carnival masks and toys.
We highly recommend the following events:
● The election of the Queen and junior Queen
One of the highlights is the Burial of the Sardine on Ash Wednesday. The Sardine is carried on a float through the streets, it is made by rags and old cloth and looks fabulous. Wailing “widows” follow the procession, they are really men dressed in black dresses. After the sardine is buried the festival ends with a spectacular firework display.
Below you will find all important festivities in Puerto de la Cruz:
● 12th. February: Election of the Junior Queen
For further information please have look in the tourist agency:
It`s going to be fabulous!
Job Bridge Europe IV
At the following picture you can see the 4 participants of the Leonardo da Vinci Project Job-Bridge-Europe-IV. This Project is financed by the EU and contains a 4-week-language course as well as a 13-week-Internship in a hotel at the Canarian Islands. Our participants have been in our languageschool for 4 weeks and are perfectly prepared linguistical as well as cultural for an internship in the hotels.
Canary sky - The beautiful landscape of Tenerife
A day at the top of the TeideThe Canarian sky is full of contrasts and colours. This is well documented in the work of photographer and astrophotographer Daniel López in his video
Canary Sky. Some of the photos have being taken from the Teide, which is a volcano and at 3,718 meters is the highest mountain in Spain. One dramatic picture is of Teide wearing its “hat”, a curious cloud formation around the peak, or the Tajinastes at night, these are flowers that can grow to 2 metres tall and the species is endemic to the island.
If you want to discover some of the wonders in Tenerife, we invite you to join us in our weekend excursions.